February 1 2006.

Cagiva has announced significant price adjustments on its 125cc models as part of an aggressive sales and marketing campaign to celebrate the return to Italian ownership. 
Founded in 1978, Cagiva has  a fine sporting pedigree and for 15 years was the only non-Japanese make in MotoGP.  As part of the MV group of companies, along with Husqvarna, the historic brand came back under Italian control when Proton sold its majority holding to Gevi Spa at the end of 2005.  The 125cc machines offer learner riders an opportunity to enjoy motor sport derived technology and are noted for fine roadholding and braking.
The Cagiva Mito is powered by a liquid cooled 2-stroke motor, which has proven tuning potential.  It looks every bit as an Italian superbike should and the styling is enhanced by the alloy beam frame and 4-piston floating calliper Brembo disc brake at the front.  For the 2006 season Cagiva has increased its competitiveness in the showroom by reducing the selling price to just £3,699 on the road (a saving of £300 compared to last year). 
For those preferring 'naked' fun, Cagiva's Raptor 125 shares the same engine, chassis and brakes as the Mito, yet draws its styling cues from the 650 and 1000cc Raptors.  Its lower gearing and softer suspension give increased acceleration and an easier ride over bumpy city streets than the Mito's stiff track set up.  The Raptor's light weight, upright riding position and powerful brakes will boost confidence boosting for any novice rider and now that the price is just £3,199 on the road the price is as attractive as the bike's looks and specification.
To further the good news, there is an average reduction of 10% on premiums for 125's under Cagiva's insurance scheme, which is operated by MCE.  This is in addition to a generous 15% no claims discount after 1 year.  This latter benefit will be welcome news for many 17 year-olds who are graduating from riding a 50cc scooter or motorcycle).

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